1923 in the United States

January–March

  • March 2 – The first issue of Time magazine is published.
  • March 23 – The governor of Oklahoma signs House Bill 197 with the Montgomery amendment outlawing the theory of evolution in public school textbookspurchased by the state, the first anti-Darwinian legislation passed in the U.S.

April–June

  • April 18 – The first Yankee Stadium opens its doors in the Bronx, New York City.

July–September

  • July 13 – The Hollywood Sign is inaugurated in California (originally reading Hollywoodland).
  • August 2 – Warren G. Harding, 29th President of the United States, dies in office and is succeeded by Calvin Coolidge.
  • September 18–26 – Newspaper [[#|printers]] strike in New York.

October–December

  • October 16 – Roy and Walt Disney found The Walt Disney Company.

Undated

Ongoing


Top Songs of 1923 in the US


#
Artist
Song Title
Year
Chart Entries
1
Bessie Smith
Down Hearted Blues
1923
US Billboard 1 - Jun 1923 (12 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2006 (1923), RYM 1 of 1923, Music Imprint 2 of 1920s, US BB 6 of 1923, POP 8 of 1923, nuTsie 19 of 1920s, Brazil 33 of 1925, RIAA 315, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2
Billy Jones
Yes! We Have No Bananas
1923
US Billboard 1 - Jul 1923 (13 weeks), Music Imprint 4 of 1920s, US BB 5 of 1923, POP 6 of 1923, Brazil 18 of 1924, nuTsie 32 of 1920s, RIAA 304
3
Paul Whiteman
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
1923
US Billboard 1 - Apr 1923 (13 weeks), US BB 2 of 1923, POP 2 of 1923, Brazil 8 of 1924, RYM 40 of 1923, nuTsie 91 of 1920s
4
Isham Jones
Swingin' Down the Lane
1923
US Billboard 1 - Aug 1923 (15 weeks), US BB 9 of 1923, Brazil 11 of 1924, POP 14 of 1923, RYM 68 of 1923, nuTsie 81 of 1920s
5
Paul Whiteman
Bambalina
1923
US Billboard 1 - Jun 1923 (8 weeks), US BB 11 of 1923, Brazil 13 of 1924, POP 18 of 1923, RYM 67 of 1923
6
Eddie Cantor
No, No Nora
1923
US Billboard 1 - Nov 1923 (9 weeks), US BB 10 of 1923, Brazil 16 of 1924, POP 16 of 1923, RYM 69 of 1923
7
Art Landry & his Orchestra
Dreamy Melody
1923
US Billboard 1 - May 1923 (10 weeks), US BB 7 of 1923, POP 10 of 1923, Brazil 15 of 1924
8
Ben Selvin
Yes! We Have No Bananas
1923
US Billboard 1 - Sep 1923 (12 weeks), POP 6 of 1923, Brazil 10 of 1924, RYM 103 of 1923
9
Van & Schenck
Carolina in the Morning
1923
US Billboard 1 - Jan 1923 (14 weeks), US BB 8 of 1923, POP 12 of 1923, Brazil 31 of 1923
10
Fiddlin' John Carson
Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
1923
Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 (1923), RYM 4 of 1923, US Billboard 9 - Dec 1923 (2 weeks), Acclaimed 874 (1923)